22 reviews · Provided by Metacritic.com
- It would be a stretch to call Kate a modern Western, but it has a certain gunslinger sensibility that mitigates any self-conscious edginess. There’s even a modicum of poignancy as Winstead fights her personal battle through increasing bodily disrepair. Despite the existence of so many movies like it, Kate tires you out on its own terms.
- 40Screen RantMolly FreemanScreen RantMolly FreemanLike many of Netflix's original movies, Kate feels like another release that had potential to be good, but falls well short of the mark.
- 38Slant MagazineWes GreeneSlant MagazineWes GreeneKate will leave you wishing that its narrative possessed the same attention to detail as its elaborately violent action set pieces.
- 33The A.V. ClubCharles BramescoThe A.V. ClubCharles BramescoEven if the combat choreography that made this vein of cinema so popular is up to snuff, and Winstead does handle her steps ably even as her character breaks down, this film should aspire to be more than a delivery system for a few solid shootouts.
- 30The New York TimesTeo BugbeeThe New York TimesTeo BugbeeThe movie presents an eye-catching fantasy of a candy-colored Japanese underworld. But the exoticism feels as cheap as a whiff of a green tea and musk cologne called Tokyo wafting over a department store counter. Even Winstead, stoic in her fashionably boyish haircut, looks bored.
- 20IGNIGNKate is a bland and unoriginal action movie that fails to make us care about its title character.